A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Valdosta - Nineteen year olds Frederick Thomas and Terrell Troutman and 22-year-old Jason Troutman, all of Valdosta, are in the Lowndes County jail tonight. Investigators believe they were involved in four recent drive by shootings.
Gerard Francios' cousin was outside his home yesterday when the suspects pulled up and shot him twice in the leg. "They saw three carloads of guys drive up, and when they got right there, they opened fire," said Francios.
Monday's shooting has Francios and other neighborhood residents thinking twice about their safety. "My nephew and mom stay here too, and those guys are just cowards for doing that," said Francios.
In another drive-by Monday, the suspects sent a bullet through a home on Ponderosa Drive and into a bedroom where a 12-year-old child was sleeping. Investigators say their motive may have been gang-related, but the shootings didn't occur in high crime neighborhoods.
"It seems to be one or two groups they're targeting in certain neighborhoods," said Lt. Brian Childress. "Not to say that the person shot yesterday was involved in gang activity, but we do think they were going through the city looking for certain locations."
Lt. Childress hopes the suspect's quick arrest sends a message. "We're going to get them, bring them before a judge, and they're going to serve time," said Childress.
And that should make residents like Francios feel safer in their homes.